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Court overturns murder conviction

October 1, 2011

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— The Kansas Supreme Court has overturned the murder conviction of a Dodge City police officer accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend in 2007.

The justices on Friday ruled the jury should have been instructed to consider lesser charges instead of first-degree murder in the case.

The Hutchinson News reports the court ordered the case sent back to Ford County for a retrial.

A Ford County jury found Christopher Tahah guilty in April 2008 for the shooting death of Erin Jones, whom he had dated for about five months before the relationship ended.

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